Having a strong, healthy and glossy hair is surely a blessing. However, people are not fortunate enough to get that unicorn hair we all dream about. Many people lose their hair in the early 20’s which might lead to baldness at a very young age. Baldness can be considered as one of the severe traumatic conditions most men could ever face. Experiencing baldness in middle ages seems ordinary, but at the very young age it is something more like a disorder. Causes for baldness may vary in hundreds but the most common reasons are hormonal imbalances, hereditary reasons, nutritional deficiencies and by incorporating unhealthy lifestyles.
Most men are prone to premature balding, which makes them feel low when compared to people with healthy strong hair. Everyone loses few follicles of hair each day, which is a common problem these days. You need not freak out for the same reason or go paranoid in affording high end hair products.
Women do face the severity of baldness which might happen in some rare circumstances. Ageing, menopause, pregnancy and illness are the reasons for thinning of hair in women. Though hair loss is the most common problem faced by both men and women, it is the primary reason for men to go bald. Here are some beneficial tips to help you out in overcoming baldness. Making necessary dietary changes aims at preventing baldness at early stages.
Initially, in order to practice some precautionary measures, you need to understand the root cause of your problem. Trying out different methods without actually knowing where the problem lies may leave you with regressions later on.
Consult a good dermatologist/trichologist to find out the reason behind what is making your hair go thinner. There are certainly different ways to deal with each and every cause.
There are some medicinal techniques to prevent baldness or to re-grow your hair once lost. Propecia is a pill that is clinically proven to prevent the formation of DHT (testosterone), which is an androgenic hormone in men that affects hair loss. This pill may not create wonders just in a day, but the doctors proved that it reduces 92% of baldness problem.
Minoxidil, a topical treatment is directly applied to the scalp once or twice a day and is more effective when compared to Propecia. This treatment helps in the re-growth of your hair in an efficient way.
Hair transplantation is one of the expensive methods to reduce baldness in men. Hair cloning is another effective and efficient treatment to reduce this problem when compared to hair transplantation. However, these treatments do have certain pitfalls and scientists are trying to find a better solution.
You cannot always succumb to medical treatments. They may or may not provide you the desired results but you need to make your own efforts to overcome this problem. As nutritional deficiency is one of the reasons for baldness this can be prevented by making some changes in your diet. Intake of protein rich diet is the best method as protein is the root cause of healthy hair.
Minimize high- fat and very low- fat foods. Raisins, egg, fish, bean sprouts, soy protein, green leafy vegetables, walnuts, oats, green peas are some of the best sources for the protein rich diet. Minerals are as important as proteins to reduce temporary baldness in women. Increase in intake of copper, iron, potassium and magnesium would help your hair look healthy and strong. Spinach, nuts, seeds, eggs are some of the best sources of the mentioned minerals.
Vitamins play a natural role in wear and tear of the body. They are essential in giving the proper nourishment of your hair and they combine with other nutrients and helps in the growth of thick and healthy black hair. Vitamin A, B, C and E are the four essential vitamins for healthy hair.
These vitamins protect your hair from damaging, discoloration and hair loss. B complex vitamins such as B6 (obtains from cereals, potatoes, whole grains and cod), B12 (obtains from dairy products, egg and fish) boosts the blood circulation levels throughout the body including scalp.
When hair gets dried hair follicles go dormant and inactive. This naturally makes your hair look weak and might lead to temporary hair loss and even baldness. To restore the healthier look you need to stimulate your hair growth. This is done by massaging your hair once in two days. Massaging stimulates circulation which in turn makes your hair follicles to be active.
Natural oils like canola oil, olive oil, safflower oil, coconut oil are some of the oils suggested by experts. Applying Emu oil is the holistic new approach to cleanse and moisturize your scalp with ease. It fights dandruff and helps in the growth of skin cells around your hair follicles. Applying these natural oils helps you in restoring your hair growth and fights dandruff naturally.
Men and women are so fascinated to try out different hairstyles and imagine themselves as fashionistas. They apply various gels to make their hair look healthy and other products that add gloss to hair. Men try applying different coloring agents and this in the long run, makes their hair go weak and brittle.
Doing this eventually can cause the hair to lose its natural sheen. This affects one to go bald soon if they are prone to baldness genetically. However, applying quality dyes and natural herbal products do not cause any affects.
Most of us believe that a shampoo with lots of foam, fragrance and cost are the best shampoos to be applied on hair. These got nothing to do with hair loss prevention and in due course they make your hair look dry and unhealthy. It is best suggested to choose shampoos that give enough lather and foam.
You need to apply the product to the scalp and scrub it in a gentle manner. Also, prioritize anti- dandruff shampoos and shampoos such as T-Gel, Nizoral and Selsun Blue are some of the great shampoos and contains fewer preservatives (sulfates). Do not forget to apply the prescribed conditioners immediately after shampooing. Daily shampooing is also not suggested but in order to protect your hair from pollution and dust wash your hair once in two or three days.
These above guidelines surely helps to prevent baldness but not for a longer time. Following these steps helps you in delaying your baldness. From your perception if the condition seems to be serious it is better if you consult a well- known dermatologist in your circle. Feel free to comment if you have any further doubts via the comments section.
Devi Gajendran is a Post Graduate in Nutrition (University of Madras, Tamil Nadu) and has tons of experience in Fitness and Nutrition. She is the chief advisor and full time contributor at the Fit Indian and has the final say on all the segments under the Fit Indian paradigm, such as beauty, fitness, home remedies, diseases, diet tips, weight loss, weight gain and so on. A foodie herself, she believes in the Hippocrates quote,” Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” A fitness enthusiast, she believes that the combination of diet and exercise can work wonders. When she is not sharing her valuable knowledge about food and fitness, she likes to spend quality time with her family members, do some healthy baking and listen to soft soulful music.
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